Today, the NYPD paid their respects to two of their own. Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot execution style in Brooklyn New York by Ismaaiyl Brinsley. Brinsley killed himself moments later.
The death of the two officers sparked outrage amongst police, many of whom blamed protestors for pushing an anti-cop agenda and Mayor Bill de Blasio for allegedly siding with the protestors.
While speaking at the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos, de Blasio found out how many in the NYPD really feel about him.
According to multiple sources, hundreds of NYPD officers turned their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday when he spoke at the funeral of Rafael Ramos.
The gesture echoed a moment last weekend when officers turned away from the mayor before a press conference addressing the shooting, as well as an aerial banner flown over New York City on Friday that read: “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned to You.”
Responding to the flown banner yesterday, de Blasio Deputy Press Secretary Wiley Norvell issued a statement saying, “This is a time to think about the families and honor our fallen officers. Dividing people won’t help our city heal”